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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpielover View Post
    Thank you everyone, i bought a kong treat ball not long ago she seems to love that! Will buy some more of these kind of things and hopefully it all goes well. I'll keep you updated.
    If you have a look on websites like amazon you can get kongs and puzzle balls much cheaper than in Australia. Try and find american web sites as that is where they are manufactured. Postage on some is also fairly cheap.

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    my dog likes the squirrel dude - but she has managed to destroy one to get at the extra yummy treat wedged inside, and they only keep her busy for 20 minutes.

    The tugs and things - are for keeping dog amused when you're attached to her. Better she chomp on one of those than you.

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    Guys i think you should help me pick a more appropriate breed this time. I am thinking a staffy. What do you think? Honest opinions. I have looked into adoption and there is so many staffys out there needing homes.
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    Awe Kelpie, you have just needed to rehome your dog. I usually try try not to comment on such things but should you be looking for another?
    I understand sometimes feel they need to rehome for dubious reasons sometimes, ie moving, but an animal should be for life, warts and all.
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    Kelpielover - my suggestion to you would be to look at doing some volunteer work at a shelter. There you will find a whole variety of different breeds of dogs and their mixes and gain heaps of very worthwhile information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Kelpielover - my suggestion to you would be to look at doing some volunteer work at a shelter. There you will find a whole variety of different breeds of dogs and their mixes and gain heaps of very worthwhile information.
    And experience..........
    Pets are forever

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    Volunteer or foster. Take your time and don't rush into it.

    Also, I personally would go for something easier than a staffy. Staffies are great but they are not the easiest dogs. They are more prone to suffering separation anxiety than some other breeds and can be pretty high energy too. A bored staffy can become very destructive. They also need lots of work on socialising as they can be a bit full on with other dogs otherwise. I'm happy to stand corrected by staffy owners if I got that wrong though.

    Maybe have a look through some of the other threads about choosing breeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Awe Kelpie, you have just needed to rehome your dog. I usually try try not to comment on such things but should you be looking for another?
    I understand sometimes feel they need to rehome for dubious reasons sometimes, ie moving, but an animal should be for life, warts and all.
    I agree with you that animals are for life. I just don't want my dads little dog to get squashed. Trust me this is very difficult for me. I cried for several hours last night because my mind was going around in circles. All this is making my brain very confused and it doesn't know how to cope and it doesn't even know what it wants anymore. A few nights before that i didn't sleep whatsoever, not even five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Volunteer or foster. Take your time and don't rush into it.

    Also, I personally would go for something easier than a staffy. Staffies are great but they are not the easiest dogs. They are more prone to suffering separation anxiety than some other breeds and can be pretty high energy too. A bored staffy can become very destructive. They also need lots of work on socialising as they can be a bit full on with other dogs otherwise. I'm happy to stand corrected by staffy owners if I got that wrong though.

    Maybe have a look through some of the other threads about choosing breeds?
    Thank you beloz i shall take this into account. I'm just very sad at the moment and i guess i think that getting another dog straight away will somehow make me think less of cleo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Kelpielover - my suggestion to you would be to look at doing some volunteer work at a shelter. There you will find a whole variety of different breeds of dogs and their mixes and gain heaps of very worthwhile information.
    There are not many shalters around here and the RSPCA only takes on two people a year. Which they most likely would already have lined up. So i doubt i would get into that.
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